VMware workstation 8 installation procedure on Linux Ubuntu

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How to install VMware workstation 8 under Linux Ubuntu or other Linux distribution ? Well, it’s straight forward.

  1. Download VMware workstation from VMware site
    http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation/8_0
  2. Add execution rights for all users to installation bundle: chmod +x <path to installation package>
  3. Verify if installation bundle has execute bit set, type ll from command line and if you see x letter means it’s OK
  4. Open console and run sudo ./in my example sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle and follow installation GUI wizard.
  5. After few minutes shortcuts to VMware Workstation and VMware Player are visible in system menu
    [box type=”warning”] Note, that VMware Workstation it’s not a free product, only VMware player it’s free.[/box]

[box type=”info”] How to install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux [/box]

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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tom

extremely helpful, thank you from a linux newbie

James

what is the best program to use to burn the vmware linux x64 “bundle” file; I have a program that I use to burn ISO images for windows but not sure how to burn the “bundle” file to disc to be able to install it onto the ‘new’ pc(not the one I am using now). If you would advise me of a program please.

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